Body of Appalachian State student found in creek - FOX Carolina 21

Body of Appalachian State student found in creek

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BOONE, NC (AP) -

Investigators think an Appalachian State University student slipped at the edge of a creek, hit his head on rocks and fell into the water and drowned.

An autopsy on the death of 19-year-old Tyler Blalock of Charlotte classifies the death as an accidental drowning.

School officials said the autopsy results are consistent with a campus police investigation.

Blalock's body was found in a creek that flows through a park in Boone on Saturday morning. The park is across from the university's Holmes Convocation Center, which accommodates conventions, trade shows, concerts and athletic events.

Blalock was a sophomore studying sustainable development.

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